Supporters of the pro-commonwealth Popular Democratic Party cheer while waiting for the arrival of their candidate for governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro Garcia Padilla as the first tallied votes mark a tendency in his favor early Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Incumbent Gov. Luis Fortuno conceded defeat to Garcia Padilla in a close election with a margin less than 1 percent. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)

Puerto Rico Approves Statehood, Gives Congress Power To Make It Happen

(MintPress) – The Hispanic vote in the 2012 presidential election was larger than ever before, with exit polls showing that up to 10 percent of those who cast ballots identified as Latino. Meanwhile, Latinos in Puerto Rico voted Tuesday in a way that also surprised. In an underdog victory, Puerto Ricans went to the polls Nov. […]

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